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La Cabana - Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre Liguria Italy La Cabana - Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre Liguria Italy La Cabana - Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre Liguria Italy La Cabana - Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre Liguria Italy La Cabana - Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre Liguria Italy La Cabana - Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre Liguria Italy
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ACTIVITIES IN MONTEROSSO

WHAT TO DO ABOVE THE MONTEROSSO OLD TOWN

  • Church of St. Francis (1623) and the Capuchin convent
  • Cemetery built into the ruins of 11th century castle
  • Statue of St. Francis
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (1307)

WHAT TO DO IN THE MONTEROSSO OLD TOWN

  • Wander the narrow maze of streets and admire the unique doors, steep steps, and pastel-coloured houses
  • Take a stroll on the pier and along the beach
  • Take the boat to Cinque Terre/Portovenere or Portofino
  • Hike to Vernazza or Soviore
  • Shop!
  • Outdoor market (fruits/vegetables, cheese, clothing & general items) - Thursdays until 1pm in the old town

WHAT TO DO IN MONTEROSSO NEW TOWN (FEGINA)

  • Catch the train
  • Stroll the lungomare (seafront promenade)
  • Rent a sunbed/umbrella at the beach or find a free spot on the sand to lay your beach towel
  • Take a dip in the blue waters of the Ligurian Sea
  • Rent a kayak, paddle boat, or longboard
  • Watch the sun set behind Punta Mesco
  • Statue of Neptune (known as 'The Giant' or 'Il Gigante')
  • Hike to Punta Mesco or Levanto

WHERE & WHAT TO EAT

  • Many restaurants, from pizzerias to family style to fancy
  • Many bars, for morning coffee or evening cocktails
  • Pesto (basil, garlic, pinenuts, pecorino cheese, olive oil, salt)
  • Gelato (try Monterosso lemons!)
  • Cinque Terre wines including sciacchetrà (sweet wine)
  • Monterosso Anchovies (Acciughe) – salted, marinated (lemon), fried (whole), and stuffed (with vegetables & bread, then fried)
  • Fresh local seafood (frutti di mare)
  • Homemade pasta noodles ('fatta in casa')
  • Fresh focaccia, farinata (fried bread snack made of chickpeas), or pastries from one of the local bakeries (focacceria o pasticceria)

WHAT TO BUY

  • Handmade local pottery, ceramics, and jewelry
  • Cinque Terre wines including sciacchetrà (sweet wine)
  • Pesto (in jars to bring home)
  • Dried pasta noodles, especially trofie
  • Other locally grown/made products such as limoncino, olive oil, and salsa for bruschetta, such as with anchovies or olives
Cemetery built into ruins of 11th century castle - Monterosso al Mare - Cinque Terre Liguria Italy
Statue of St. Francis - Monterosso al Mare - Cinque Terre Liguria Italy
Church of St. John the Baptist (1307) - Monterosso al Mare - Cinque Terre Liguria Italy
Seaside promenade in Fegina - Monterosso al Mare - Cinque Terre Liguria Italy
Statue of Neptune (known as 'The Giant' or 'Il Gigante') - Monterosso al Mare - Cinque Terre Liguria Italy
View of Monterosso from the trail to Punta Mesco and Levanto - Cinque Terre Liguria Italy